Outer Banks Brewing Station is sold

By on March 9, 2023

Another iconic Outer Banks eatery and entertainment venue is changing hands. At around 2 p.m. on March 9, the Outer Banks Brewing Station posted this short-and-to-the-point message on its Facebook page.

“The rumors are true! We sold! We love our community. Thanks for 24 great years. Don’t worry, all your favorite staff people will still be here.” The property had reportedly been on the market for some time.

According to information on its website, the Brewing Station began as a “concept in 1992 while the founders, Eric Reece and Aubrey Davis were Peace Corps volunteers alongside Tina Mackenzie in Thailand. Aubrey had grown up spending summers at his grandparents’ place on the Outer Banks, and felt it was the perfect place to start a brew pub.”

The distinctive Kill Devil Hills building, designed by local architect and Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon and constructed by Carolina Beach Builders, is “a modern interpretation of a turn-of-the-century Lifesaving Station. The bar represents the lifesaving boat, that pointed toward the sea, is ready to be deployed down the tracks to save the crew of a floundering ship,” according to the site.

No other information about the sale was immediately available from the Brewing Station.


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  • eric reece

    Hey Everyone – this piece snuck out before we got to post the story on our website today. First off, in case you don’t see it somewhere else: THANK YOU!!!! – thanks for being part of our journey if you were & even if you weren’t thanks for helping our community in some way (which we hope you are 🙂 Secondly, the 2 couples who bought the Pub are truly good folks and have done everything to keep all the great staff we have on & happy so we feel really good about this transition. We all know the OBX rumor mill so their will be more articles with more info coming out soon! take care yall!

    Friday, Mar 10 @ 9:22 am
  • KDH back seat reviewer


    Good luck in your next endeavors.

    Friday, Mar 10 @ 9:57 am
  • Travis

    Glad it is not closing. With the kid-friendly back yard, the musical offerings and all-around great atmosphere, the Brewing Station is one of the last decent places to spend a pleasant evening on the beach.

    Friday, Mar 10 @ 10:44 am